Acronis or any other tool to convert a physical server to Hyper-V

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Acronis:  I have a server and I want to make a copy of it using Acronis Backup AdvancedWS_11.7, now I want to make this server virtual, put it as hyperV, can I do that with Acronis? or is there any other tool that you know of?

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This is the tool we use for FREE - Veeam Agent...

Simples.....

Use Veeam Agent  - https://www.veeam.com/windows-endpoint-server-backup-free.html

it's also FREE!

and the follow my EE Article

HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).

Although the article is titled Physical to Virtual, it can do Virtual to Physical, Virtual to Virtual....

Because how it works is simple....

1. Use Veeam Agent (or what ever they've rename it to)
2. Backup and create an backup image of your Windows XP computer (which is probably a good thin anyway!)
3. Store this on Network NAS, USB External DIsk
4. This is important.... Create the Veeam Recovery media on the Physical PC you need to restore to...because this captures all the drivers you will need, e.g. storage and network controllers, so make sure you tick the box.
5. Use the media to Restore and Convert your backup....
6. Done.

Make sure Physical and Virtual have similar hardware makes it easier, e.g.  UEFI  BIOS and Disk Sizes, but these can be changed as well..

All in the EE Article I wrote, step by step tutorial with screenshots.

But, older OS support is disappearing from products...
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You could use the Microsoft Tools to do this
Use the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 Documentation
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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@David Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is now retired, and has been since 2016!

(3.1 was the last version, also retired, and no longer supported)

Microsoft completely abandoned the project....because it didn't work... and now refer to Partners to complete P2V!
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I have a server
 Windows XP was never a Server Product. Topic maybe mislabeled
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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@David - I Corrected my response of Windows XP in my last comment to you... - but other comments are correct.

MVMC is dead.

(I think we cross posted)
Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems Specialist

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You can use DISM.exe tool to create an image of the hard disk and then restore it to a new VM.
See http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/02/dism-exe-replaces-imagex-exe/
Bagaudin SatuevGlobal Community Evangelist

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You can do that easily. Check this section of the web-help describing migration methods and let me know if there is something unclear - https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/AcronisBackup_11.7/index.html#5076.html
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You are simply awesome, thanks so much.
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Thanks everyone for your input.

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